14 Best Easy Baking Recipes For You And The Family

Baking can become a fun and calming activity to do when you are alone or even when you want to spend some quality time with the family.

14 Best Easy Baking Recipes For You And The Family

However, not all people are great at baking, which is why many are searching for the best easy baking recipe to try out at home.

If you’re one of them, then you’ve come to the right place as we have the 14 best easy baking recipes for you to try making at home with your kids or on your own.

For this week, perhaps all you wish for is a simple and quick kids-friendly baked cake. Next week, though, you might want to spend hours in the kitchen baking savory and sweet pies to relieve yourself from the stressful week at work.

No matter what the case is, keep on reading below for some inspiration and recipe ideas for your next bake-off!

1. Caramel Cake

With simple ingredients like sugar, flour, butter, and eggs, this caramel cake recipe is so easy to make that you can have a delicious cake ready in one hour!

All you need to do is prepare the batter for the sponge cakes, divide it into 3 tins to bake three layers, and make the caramel sauce with butter, icing sugar, and caramel sauce.

Spread some icing in-between the cake layers and leave the rest to cover the top.

As for the toppings, you can have it as it is or sprinkle some toffee pieces, chocolate chips, or even serve it with some whipping cream or ice cream on the side.

2. Pound Cake

Everyone loves pound cake; from how simple it is to make to its classic, delicious taste, there are plenty of reasons why you would want to make it and then eat it.

This easy vanilla pound cake recipe needs only 8 ingredients, all of which are probably already in your fridge and pantry.

To make this cake, you simply have to whisk all the cake ingredients in a bowl and then bake the batter for 45 minutes.

In the meantime, you can get the icing ready and spread it on the cake once it’s out of the oven and has cooled.

3. Blueberry Muffins

Kids love muffins, and grownups do too, so this blueberry muffins recipe is the perfect way to gather them all together at home.

The blueberries make these muffins a colorful treat, but you can use other fruit too; bananas, raspberries, even apples can work!

Ready in 40 minutes, this recipe yields 12 wholesome muffins that you can make with your kids for a fun time in the kitchen!

4. Blueberry Cobbler

There are a few other desserts that are as easy to make as a blueberry cobbler. With only 5 ingredients required to make one, you can have it ready in an hour and serve it with some ice cream on top.

Butter, self-rising flour, sugar, milk, and lots of fresh blueberries are all you need to make a blueberry cobbler tray.

If you have invited your friends over and are looking for a last-minute homemade dessert, look no further than this recipe that yields an 8-inch cobbler.

5. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and chocolate chips are the secret ingredients for these perfect 5-ingredient easy chocolate chip cookies!

Sift together the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl and then mix in the eggs. Add the butter and whisk till you get a creamy batter. Once that is done, you simply have to add the chocolate chips by folding them delicately.

Make small cookies, make sure to spread them apart as they will double their size, and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

6. Brownie Kiss Cupcakes

Chocolate kisses in the middle of chocolate cupcakes taste just as good as it sounds. And when you make them using a brownie-style recipe, that makes them even better.

With an easy recipe like this one that requires the basic baking ingredients like sugar, butter, flour, baking powder, and eggs, you need no more than half an hour to have these chocolatey treats ready.

7. Funfetti Birthday Cookies

When it’s your kid’s birthday, you can surprise them with these funfetti birthday cookies in bed.

If your little one loves baking, you can even spend the day with them at home playing and baking together and have them make these cookies with you.

Sprinkled with colorful candy bits, these birthday cookies are made with a package cake mix, so they are going to be very easy to make for your kid.

8. Scotch Shortbread

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to Scotland; this Scotch shortbread recipe is the perfect way to mentally travel there after tasting this classic Scottish treat.

Made with nothing but flour, butter, and sugar, not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they are also incredibly tasty and probably one of the best accompaniments to a hot cup of coffee or tea.

9. Raspberry Peach Pie

Can’t trick your kids into eating raw fruit? We bet that if you add some fruit to a pie, they will not be able to resist it!

This raspberry peach pie combines these two fruits, making it a fruity and healthy dessert option to treat your kids with.

Made with raspberries, apples, sugar, flour, and a ready-made pie crust, you can ask your kids to join you in the preparation and add some finishing touches to the plates before serving; from ice cream to fresh raspberries on top, anything can work!

10. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate chips, cheesecake, and bar all in one sentence? Yes, you read that right!

These easy chocolate chip cheesecake bars might sound elaborate, but you actually need 4 ingredients to prepare them.

Get a package of prepared cookie dough, 2 packs of cream cheese, sugar, and 2 eggs, and use the dough as the base of the bars (make sure to leave some on the side for the top).

Whisk the other 3 ingredients together until you get a smooth texture and add them as a second layer.

Before putting the tray in the oven, use the rest of the cookie dough as a topping by crumbling it on the cream cheese layer. Easy and flavorful, perfect for treating the whole family!

11. S’mores Lasagna

Who says lasagna only has to be served as a savory meal? This S’mores lasagna recipe is a funky alternative to the classic Italian dish that’s made with pantry things you usually snack on.

The 3-ingredient sweet lasagna we’re talking about has graham crackers, milk chocolate candy bars, and tiny marshmallows.

The lasagna reference is no coincidence as each ingredient makes up a layer of this baked casserole dessert that can be served as a weekend treat or as a follow-up dessert to an actual lasagna dish.

12. Bread Rolls

Whether it is for preparing the week’s school meals for the kids or for a Sunday morning breakfast with the family, making these easy bread rolls with or without the kids can level up your sandwich game.

While this recipe yields some soft bread rolls that are perfect for savory sandwiches, you can also eat them with butter and honey, or any kind of jam you like.

Made with yeast, these rolls are as authentic as they can get, and you only need about an hour to make them. So, if you wake up early on Sunday, you can serve them in time for that family breakfast gathering.

13. Scones

The UK’s favorite baking treats, scones can be enjoyed as a breakfast meal, as a side for a soup (instead of bread), or even as a snack for an afternoon tea or coffee.

What is so great about scones is that they are extremely versatile: they can have a plain taste – neither salty nor savory – and eaten with butter and jam, or they can be made with savory or sweet ingredients and eaten as such.

For savory scones, check out these Herb Parmesan Scones, or make these classic scones to serve with butter, and jam, or simply eat them as a side with your soup or lunch meal.

14. Bombay Rolls

Kids love using kitchen equipment and appliances as much as they love getting dirty and playing around with food.

These Bombay rolls are the perfect way to get them involved in the kitchen by asking them to make the herby chutney that they will then spread over the pastry.

The best part, however, will be you rolling the pastry together before cutting it into smaller rolls.

The Bottom Line

These 14 baking recipes are so easy to make that you can even make a couple of them in a single day.

And if you get the kids involved, you can make even more or even try doubling the portions and having some of your and their friends come over for a Sunday brunch, lunch, or dinner!

Helena Forsite